Nasal polyposis or nasal polyps is a common condition affecting nearly four percent of the population worldwide. Nasal polyposis is characterized by noncancerous, soft, and usually painless growths inside the lining of nasal passages or sinuses. It looks like a small drop or grape that blocks the nasal passages and becomes the major reason for prolonged nasal congestion. Causes and Risk Factors of Nasal Polyposis The exact causes of nasal polyposis are not known but,… Continue reading Nasal Polyposis: Is It Fungus Inside My Nose?
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Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery for Nasal and Skull Base Diseases
Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) has become one of the most indicated otolaryngology surgeries. It is now the most recommended treatment for people who have become resistant to other pharmacological treatments for sinonasal diseases. What happens during the FESS procedure? FESS is a procedure in which the ENT surgeon utilizes a magnifying endoscope to look at the affected tissues and bone and further to remove the same. Prior to the FESS, ENT surgeons use to… Continue reading Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery for Nasal and Skull Base Diseases
Understanding Tinnitus: A Perception of Sound in Ears
Tinnitus is a common problem experienced by nearly 15-20% of people from all age groups. It is characterized by a soft or loud/high-or low-pitched sound (ringing) in either one or both the ears or even in the head while there is no external source of the sound. Tinnitus could be accompanied by hearing loss. Other than ringing in the ears, a person with tinnitus could also experience buzzing, roaring, clicking, hissing, or humming sounds. Causes… Continue reading Understanding Tinnitus: A Perception of Sound in Ears